1 actuality, fact, truth, genuineness, authenticity, Aristotelianism entelechy:
It is important to deal with the reality not the potentiality of the situation
in reality. See really
1 conception, understanding, comprehension, apprehension, awareness, appreciation, perception, recognition, cognizance:
Full realization of what he had done finally dawned on him.
2 actualization, consummation, accomplishment, achievement, establishment, fulfilment, materialization, effectuation:
The realization of the dream of a united Europe seems possible in the last decade of the 20th century.
awful, bitter, brutal, cold, grim, hard, harsh, painful, sad, stark
We were faced with the awful reality of having nowhere to live.
| complex | underlying
He has no illusions about the underlying reality of army life.
| objective, practical
the practical realities of running a children's home
| daily, everyday | external
Painters at the time were largely concerned with reproducing external reality.
| commercial, economic, historical, physical, political, psychological, social
the harsh economic realities of life as a student
the use of virtual reality in computer games
VERB + REALITY
One day her dream will become a reality.
| make sth
It's our task to make the proposals a reality.
| accept, confront (sb with), face (up to), get a grip on, grasp, wake up to
She will have to face reality sooner or later. I don't think you have quite grasped the realities of our situation!
| bear little/no, etc. relation/resemblance to, be cut off/divorced/removed from, be out of touch with, have little/not have much to do with
They are out of touch with the realities of modern warfare. Most people's ideas of the disease do not have much to do with the reality.
| escape from | deny, ignore | bring sb back to, come/get back to, return to
He called for the committee to stop dreaming and return to reality.
Most comedy relies on distorting reality.
| protect/shelter/shield sb from
Her parents always tried to shield her from the realities of the world.
The media portray her as happy and successful, but in reality she has a difficult life.
a grasp of reality
He has a rather tenuous grasp of reality.
| a perception/sense of reality
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